Exploration

The Surprising Ways That Chickens Changed the World

National Geographic - Sun, 2014-12-21 16:32
To the ancients, the chicken was a kind of two-legged pharmacy.
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Teen Inventor Sets His Sights on New Tests for Cancer, Pollution

National Geographic - Sun, 2014-12-21 16:32
Emerging Explorer Jack Andrakas won a major science fair in 2012 with his test for pancreatic cancer, and he hopes to take on pollution too.
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New Online Archive Shows Colonial New York Was Rowdy, Filthy, Smelly

National Geographic - Sun, 2014-12-21 16:32
New York City now has a trove of 17th-century documents online, including ordinances that depict New Amsterdam as a raucous, drunken, smelly center of commerce.
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Move Over, Rudolph: National Geographic's Favorite Reindeer Pictures

National Geographic - Sun, 2014-12-21 16:32
With Christmas just around the corner, National Geographic editors choose the most compelling pictures of reindeer and the indigenous people who depend on them.
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What's the Difference Between Rabbits and Hares?

National Geographic - Sun, 2014-12-21 16:32
Hares are less social than bunnies, and their lively courtship and skittish behavior likely inspired the term "harebrained."
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EPA Decides That Coal Ash, Which Pervades Our Homes, Is Non-Hazardous

National Geographic - Sun, 2014-12-21 16:32
The EPA's decision not to regulate coal ash as hazardous waste could affect how often it's recycled.
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Watch: World's Deepest Fish Lurks 5 Miles Down in Mariana Trench

National Geographic - Sun, 2014-12-21 16:32
Video footage shows a delicate, transparent animal with a doglike head more than five miles down.
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Explaining Mysterious 'Pancake Ice' on River in Scotland

National Geographic - Sun, 2014-12-21 16:32
These strange lily-pad formations occur when conditions are just right.
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World's Most Ambitious Re-Creation of Prehistoric Cave Art to Open

National Geographic - Sun, 2014-12-21 16:32
With the help of modern artists and high technology, a replica of the famous art cave of Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc will open to the public in April.
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Week's Best Space Pictures: Galaxies Collide, Gullies Get Frosted, and Cities Light Up

National Geographic - Sun, 2014-12-21 16:32
Colliding galaxies put on a show, Martian gullies meet Jack Frost, and cities glitter for the holidays in this week's best space pictures.
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How Long Can the U.S. Oil Boom Last?

National Geographic - Sun, 2014-12-21 16:32
Fracking for shale oil has boosted U.S. oil production to near-record levels. But the industry faces two challenges: low prices and low reserves.
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For Leopards in Iran and Iraq, Land Mines Are a Surprising Refuge

National Geographic - Sun, 2014-12-21 16:32
Targeted by hunters and threatened by shrinking habitat, Persian leopards fight for survival along the Iran-Iraq border.
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Watch a Tortoise Rescue Another in Distress—Was It Trying to Help?

National Geographic - Sun, 2014-12-21 16:32
A viral YouTube video showing a tortoise pushing another back on its feet may be a case of aggressive courtship, expert says.
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Could New York's Fracking Ban Have Domino Effect?

National Geographic - Sun, 2014-12-21 16:32
New York has banned fracking. Will other states follow suit?
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Wolves and Bears Stage Comeback in Crowded, Urban Europe

National Geographic - Sun, 2014-12-21 16:32
Large predators are filling the forests and abandoned farmlands of Europe, a return to the wild not always comfortable for people.
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Birds May Have Sensed Severe Storms Days in Advance

National Geographic - Sun, 2014-12-21 16:32
A flock of warblers suddenly left Tennessee in advance of severe thunderstorms, suggesting that they had sensed the weather and fled, a new study says.
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Peculiar Extinct Fish With Spines Named for National Geographic

National Geographic - Sun, 2014-12-21 16:32
Natgeosocus sorini, which swam in subtropical seas about 36 million years ago, helps illuminate a rare, extinct family of fish.
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Where Has All the (Sea Trash) Plastic Gone?

National Geographic - Sun, 2014-12-21 16:32
Scientists track down plastic sea trash to find out where it hides.
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Deck the Halls With Matzo Balls. Going Home for the Holidays—to Miami Beach

National Geographic - Sun, 2014-12-21 16:32
Snowbirds go to Miami Beach for fun, sun, and to live la vida loca. Gate-crashers, IMHO. I was there first. I'm a native.
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Delivering "The Pill" Wasn't Easy

National Geographic - Sun, 2014-12-21 16:32
When "the pill" was first sold, contraception was listed as a side effect.
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